Oakoak

Saint-Étienne / France

French street artist Oakoak is one of the most ingenious and humorous street interventionists, turning everyday objects in cities into comic-like stories on sidewalks. Born in Saint-Étienne, France, since 2006 he has made the urban outdoors his playground with his astonishing eye for details. Oakoak’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

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French street artist Oakoak is one of the most ingenious and humorous street interventionists, turning everyday objects in cities into comic-like stories on sidewalks. Born inSaint-Étienne, France, since 2006 he has made the urban outdoors his playground with his astonishing eye for details. Oakoak’s works are featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

At zebra crossings, manholes or construction sites, Oakoak artworks bring smiles to passers by where they least expect it. It might be a crack on the wall that turns into a whole new world or a street sign that develops a whole new meaning with his interventions. Oakoak plays with mundane flaws and adds his own vision and reference that often stems from the geek culture ‘To poeticize the urban environment’. Oakoak works were shown in several solos and group shows in Europe and North America and published in two books.

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